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Fermiite & Plášilite

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Description
Locality: 
Blue Lizard Mine, Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
0.8 × 1.2 × 0.8 cm
Description

A now classic association of extremely rare minerals from the first and best studied locality for this "new wave" of uranyl sulfates in Utah. Fermiite occurs as pale green, blocky grains whle plášilite forms sharp, terminated, flattened yellow needles on altered sandstone. Both are strongly fluorescent.

Author's material from the original 2013 find.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Fermiite

Formula: 
Na4(UO2)(SO4)3·3H2O
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Type Locality: 
Blue Lizard Mine, San Juan County, Utah, USA

Plášilite

Formula: 
Na(UO2)(SO4)(OH)·2H2O
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Blue Lizard Mine, Chocolate Drop, Red Canyon, White Canyon District, San Juan Co., Utah, USA

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